Artist Michael Ferris, Jr. sculpture exhibit to open January 31 at Rockford University
Friday, January 24, 2014
Contact: Art Gallery
Director, Molly Carter 815-226-4105
Rockford, Ill. - Michael Ferris, Jr.’s solo art exhibition presents a
number of his recent
sculptures and preparatory works, including several
drawings and a 3-D model. The larger-than life sculptures of people the artist
knows are constructed out of reclaimed wood and pigmented glue. Ferris’
visually compelling work complete with richly colorful surfaces are heavily
influenced by his Lebanese heritage and specifically two inlaid Middle Eastern
backgammon tables that were in his Chicago childhood home.
Allen, 2010, recycled wood and
pigmented grout sculpture, 25 x 13 x 17 inches
Ferris Jr. currently lives and works in Bronx, New York. Rockford University
Art Gallery is the first venue for this traveling exhibition.
The exhibit opens Friday, January 31 with an artist lecture
at 6 p.m., and a reception from 7-8:30 p.m. The exhibit will close February 26.
The Rockford University art gallery is located in the Clark Arts Center at 5050
East State Street, Rockford. Gallery Hours are Monday
– Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The exhibition is free and open to the
public. Clark Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information,
contact the Rockford University Box Office at 815-226-4100.
To see the Spring 2014 list of upcoming Art
Gallery exhibits visit: http://www.rockford.edu/?ArtGallery.